Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020

This year, to keep everyone safe, we planned an online reading program.

Please complete this survey so we know who is participating in the summer reading program and how it is working for you.

Summer Reading 2020

Kids' Summer Reading Program

Kids' Summer Reading Program
Kids' Summer Reading Program

Park Pilgrimage

Park Pilgrimage
Park Pilgrimage

Click on the picture to learn about the Park Pilgrimage.

Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading

Welcome to the Teen Summer Reading Program!


With COVID-19, many of the programs and activities we had planned have been cancelled or postponed to help ensure the safety of our patrons.  However, we have been hard at work creating a summer reading program, complete with crafts, quests, and prizes, that can be completed primarily online.


This year, the teen program’s reading log will be through a program called Reader Zone and will be recorded in minutes spent reading.  Teens can win awards along the way, the app will tell you when you've won an award.

In place of in-person programs, the teen program will include activities that can be accessed through Google Classroom. The Google Classroom code is fwuvzhl. Activities include several crafts, a scavenger hunt through Gering, two book discussions, and a writing contest.  For every activity completed, teens will earn a bonus entry into the grand prize drawing, and the winners of the writing contest will have their stories published in a special edition of the library newsletter.

Despite this year’s challenges, we are excited to present the 2020 Teen Summer Reading Program and we look forward to working with you!

Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading
Adult Summer Reading

This year due to the coronavirus we have restructured the Summer Reading program. The library is open for business, but we are keeping the numbers of people gathering at a minimum.

You can sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program in person at the library, or you can download the ReaderZone app and join online. The code for Gering Library is b011b. (That's a zero, not an O).

ReaderZone is a way to participate and keep track of your books online. If you want to keep track of your books the old fashioned way with us you still can. We will make sure everyone gets their names for the drawings either way.

For each square you fill out on the Bingo card you get your name in for the grand prize. For each book you read, you get an entry for the weekly prizes.

The adult programs will be either videos you can watch online or activities you can do on you own.

June 8– 21 Socially Distanced Wildflower Walk in the Wildcat Hills.
Nebraska is home to some gorgeous wildflowers! Stop by the library for a flyer then pick a beautiful day and wander through the prairie learning about the marked flowers.

June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gering Civic Plaza under the Canopy: (bring a lawn chair) Food for Thought discussion of the 2020 One Book One Nebraska selection "All the Gallant Men" by Donald Stratton. If you would like to join the statewide discussion, please contact Gering Library as soon as possible to reserve a copy.

July 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gering Civic Plaza under the Canopy: (bring a lawn chair) Food for Thought discussion of "Have You Seen Luis Velez?" by Catherine Ryan Hyde. If you would like to join the discussion, please contact Gering Library as soon as possible to reserve a copy.

On our YouTube Channel "How to use Goodreads to keep track of your books" available on Gering Library's YouTube channel. The link to our channel is on the library homepage.

Upcoming: Creating Book Art on Gering Library's YouTube channel.

Upcoming: Online Scavenger Hunt on www.gering.org/library

Socially Distanced Wildflower Walk

Socially Distanced Wildflower Walk
Socially Distanced Wildflower Walk